Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Little League® Holds 2018 Golf Classic Featuring Tim McCarver, Howard Johnson

Tim McCarver (L), Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener, Howard Johnson (R)
 A Little League News (LLBWS.news) File Photo
Little League International held its annual Golf Classic at the Williamsport Country Club. This year’s event featured two special guests: Hall of Fame Broadcaster and former Major Leaguer, Tim McCarver, as well as former third baseman for the New York Mets, Howard Johnson.


Tim McCarver A Little League News (LLBWS.news) File Photo
James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseballcatcher. McCarver played for the St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia PhilliesMontreal Expos, and Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980. He appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967, and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967. McCarver was the recipient of the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.[1]
Howard Johnson (R),  Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener
 A Little League News (LLBWS.news) File Photo
Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo (the nickname of the otherwise unrelated Howard Johnson's company), is a former Major League Baseball switch hitting third baseman. He is best known for his career in Major League Baseball, where he played for the Detroit TigersNew York MetsColorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. He is third on the Mets' all-time lists for home runsruns batted indoubles, and stolen bases. He also played for the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball. On July 13, 2007, he was promoted from his position as the Mets' first base coach to their hitting coach which he held until the end of the 2010 season. From 2014 to June 2015, he was the hitting coach of the Seattle Mariners after starting 2013 as the batting instructor for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.[1]